Beowulf Sheehan studied photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography.  His childhood love of stories in books and music grew into an adulthood love of storytellers in the arts, entertainment, and humanities.  Beowulf makes portraits, communicates ideas, and shares the stories of compelling artists and figures who impact society and culture.

AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, a collection of portraits of 200 writers from 35 countries with a foreword by Salman Rushdie, was published in October 2018.  The book was an number-one bestseller (in photo essays), supported by prominent editorial, radio, and television coverageexhibitions, and appearances

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Elle, Entertainment WeeklyEsquire, L'Uomo Vogue, Mother JonesThe New Yorker, Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine, Spin, Stern, The Sunday Times Culture, TimeVanity Fair, Vogue 

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Audible, BAM, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mark Morris Dance Group, New York University, Penguin Random House, Rolex Art of Mentoring, SAP, Simon & Schuster

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Alan Koppel GalleryConsulate General of GermanyDostoevsky Museum, International Center of Photography, Museum of the City of New York, New-York Historical Society

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American Academy of Arts and Letters, Museum of Chinese in America, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Schauspielhaus Vienna, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture


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